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By NTSA Net Staff9/19/2016 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Robert Toth discusses what the differences between 403(b) plans and 401(k) plans mean regarding the application of ERISA’s fiduciary rules to the investments, in light of the recent flurry of lawsuits against major universities on their (very large) 403(b) plans. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/19/2016 • 0 Comments

It can be really hard to make a prediction that comes true. Just ask pollsters and meteorologists. And that principle holds true regarding returns on retirement accounts and investments. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/16/2016 • 0 Comments

The latest sign of the potency of the DOL’s fiduciary rule before it's even implemented: advisor interest in training about regulations. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/13/2016 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Linda Segal Blinn discusses how state laws continue to evolve 10 years after the Pension Protection Act of 2006 left intact state law barriers if a DC plan was not subject to ERISA. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/13/2016 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Ellie Lowder tells us whether a distribution of 401(k) assets that had been rolled into a 457(b) would be exempt from the 10% premature distribution penalty under certain circumstances. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/8/2016 • 0 Comments

Much attention has been given to the new fiduciary rules (applicable April 10, 2017) for recommending distributions from retirement plans and rollovers to IRAs — but what about a recommendation to transfer an IRA from another adviser? Fred Reish takes on the issue in a recent blog post. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

With the release of the DOL's fiduciary rule, it could be especially helpful to take a fresh look at best practices through which a plan fiduciary can not only meet the letter of the law, but also better serve those whom it — and the plan — serve. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

A second, separate proprietary fund suit has been filed against a financial services firm — and a separate law firm is looking for plaintiffs to pursue litigation regarding Morgan Stanley’s 401(k). READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

Chevron has won dismissal of an excessive fee class action in a decision that rebukes several of the claims that have surfaced in recent litigation by the law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/1/2016 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Lynn Knight writes that there is a way to receive a tax-free distribution of amounts from a retirement plan through designated Roth contributions (DRCs) as long as certain conditions are met. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff8/30/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Aug. 30 announced a significant relaxation in the restrictions that normally apply to plan loans and hardship distributions to Louisiana flood victims and members of their families. READ MORE

By John Iekel8/30/2016 • 0 Comments

A network in Arizona has found a way to increase financial literacy, employee participation in retirement plans and employer action to boost options available to employees all at once. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/24/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS has provided a self-certification procedure designed to help recipients of retirement plan distributions who inadvertently miss the 60-day rollover window. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff8/24/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS in a chief counsel memorandum (CCM) says that employees of a “disregarded entity” are eligible to participate in a 501(c)(3)’s 403(b) plan — and also are subject to the universal availability rule. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff8/23/2016 • 0 Comments

An annual survey of 403(b) plans finds a growing, though still modest, focus on participant outcomes. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton has filed four more lawsuits against multibillion-dollar plans; these involve the 403(b) plans at Cornell University, Northwestern University, Columbia University and the University of Southern California. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff8/22/2016 • 0 Comments

While much of the discussion around the implementation of the fiduciary regulation has centered on investment recommendations, what about an advisor recommending his or her own services? READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent report on retirement saving and consumer attitudes toward it contains good news, but also provides fresh proof of changes in the retirement sphere as well as challenges to be faced. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

Another lawsuit has been filed against a multibillion-dollar university retirement plan — but it’s not their 403(b) plan — and the law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton isn’t involved. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

It’s been not quite 10 years since St. Louis-based law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton launched about a dozen “excessive fee” lawsuits; in the years since then the firm has sharpened their pencils, and their criticism. READ MORE

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